ERIC AVORY ALFRED ALDIS

 

Born: 21st June 1915, Ipswich.

Died: 3:30pm, 30th March 1945; age: 29; Died of Disease – Malaria. Japanese PoW at Kuching, Borneo.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: as a conductor on the buses before going to war. Eric also worked for Peter’s ice cream in his teens.

Departed from Java – 22nd September 1942 – with 1300 POWs – arrived Singapore.

Departed Singapore – 9th October 1942 on board ‘Hiteru Maru’ – destination Borneo.

 Contracted Malaria – 24th January 1945.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1548943

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 49 Battery, 48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

 

Grave Reference:

R.B.4.

Labuan War Cemetery,

Labuan,

Malaysia.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of A.A. Aldis & Grace Aldis, of Ipswich; husband of Lily Grace Aldis, of Ipswich.

Father: Avory Alfred G. Aldis, born 1895, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Mother: Grace Constance Aldis (nee Bridges), born 1894, Ipswich.

  Eric

Eric Aldis and family. L to R Grace, Eric, Roy, Eva & Avory.

 

In 1936, Ipswich, Eric married Lily Grace Potter, born May 1916, Ipswich. They had 2 children.

A family note:

One night my grandmother woke in the middle of the night saying Eric was calling her. Grandad (also Avory) told her not to be so silly as Eric was overseas with the military. Only a short time later they received the news that he had died – yes, at exactly the day and time (3.30 in the afternoon where he was) that she had awoken.

Photographs and extra information courtesy of Dee.

 

 

 

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